We have crafted a comprehensive guide to coloring candles using crayons, an incredibly fun and creative DIY project that can add a pop of color and personality to any home decor. This guide is designed to help you create beautifully colored candles that will stand out from the rest.

Making Candles from Crayons

Step-by-Step Guide to Coloring Candles with Crayons

  1. Gather Materials: Before you start, you will need to gather your materials. This includes:
  • Plain candles (white or ivory work best)
  • Crayons in your desired colors
  • A double boiler or a makeshift double boiler (a heat-safe bowl on top of a pot of boiling water)
  • A thermometer
  • Stirring utensil (we recommend a wooden spoon)
  • Wax paper
  • Clothespins or skewers
  • Optional: Essential oils for fragrance
  1. Melt Wax: Begin by melting your plain candles in a double boiler or makeshift double boiler. Make sure to keep the temperature between 150-170°F (65-76°C) and stir occasionally.
  2. Add Crayons: Once the wax has melted, add your desired crayon color(s) to the wax. Use one crayon per pound of wax for a light color or two crayons per pound for a more vibrant color. Stir the wax until the crayon has completely melted and the color is evenly distributed.
  3. Optional: Add Essential Oils: If you want to add a fragrance to your candle, now is the time to add a few drops of your desired essential oils. Stir gently until the fragrance is evenly distributed.
  4. Prep Candle Holders: While your wax is still warm, carefully pour it into your candle holder(s). Before the wax sets, place a clothespin or skewer across the top of the candle holder to hold the wick in place.
  5. Let Candles Cool: Allow your candles to cool completely. This process may take several hours, so be patient!
  6. Remove Clothespin/Skewer: Once the wax has fully hardened, remove the clothespin/skewer from the top of the candle holder.
  7. Trim the Wick: Using scissors, trim the wick to ¼ inch above the wax.
Candle Make From Crayons

Your candles are now ready to be lit and enjoyed!

Benefits of Coloring Candles with Crayons

  • Cost-effective: Coloring your candles with crayons is an inexpensive way to add color to your candles. Crayons are readily available and inexpensive compared to other candle dye options.
  • Versatility: With a wide variety of crayon colors available, you can create candles in any color imaginable.
  • Easy to Use: Coloring candles with crayons is a straightforward and simple process that requires no prior experience.
  • Fun DIY Project: This project is an excellent way to spend time with friends or family and unleash your creativity.


Coloring candles with crayons is an enjoyable and creative DIY project that can add a personal touch to your home decor. By following the steps outlined above, you can create beautiful and unique candles that are sure to impress. Get your materials ready, and let’s start coloring candles today!

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